Susan J Kirkpatrick

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Structural variation (copy number variation [CNV] including deletion and duplication, translocation, inversion) of chromosomes has been identified in some individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but the full etiologic role is unknown. We performed genome-wide assessment for structural abnormalities in 427 unrelated ASD cases via single-nucleotide(More)
DNA sequence and annotation of the entire human chromosome 7, encompassing nearly 158 million nucleotides of DNA and 1917 gene structures, are presented. To generate a higher order description, additional structural features such as imprinted genes, fragile sites, and segmental duplications were integrated at the level of the DNA sequence with medical(More)
Townes-Brocks syndrome (TBS) is an autosomal dominantly inherited malformation syndrome characterized by anal, renal, limb, and ear anomalies. Recently, we showed that mutations in the putative zinc finger transcription factor gene SALL1 cause TBS. To determine the spectrum of SALL1 mutations and to investigate the genotype-phenotype correlations in TBS, we(More)
Chromosome analysis is an important diagnostic tool in the identification of causes of mental retardation, developmental delay, and other developmental disabilities. Cytogenetic approaches have revealed the chromosomal basis of a large number of genetic syndromes. The recent use of microarray-based comparative genomic hybridization (array CGH) has(More)
Hereditary nonchromaffin paragangliomas (PGL; glomus tumors; MIM 168000) are mostly benign, slow-growing tumors of the head and neck region, inherited from carrier fathers in an autosomal dominant fashion subject to genomic imprinting. Genetic linkage analysis in two large, unrelated Dutch families assigned PGL loci to two regions of chromosome 11, at 11q23(More)
Dubowitz syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder of growth retardation, characteristic face, mild mental retardation, and eczema originally described by Dubowitz [1965]. Little information is available on natural history and adulthood in this disorder. We report on a 30-year-old woman who was one of the first patients to be diagnosed with the condition(More)
A 7 1/2-year-old girl with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita of the amyoplasia type in association with intestinal atresias, gastroschisis, Möbius anomaly, and hypoplasia of the pectoral, biceps, and deltoid muscles is described. Several combinations of these birth defects have been previously described. There is considerable evidence that gastroschisis,(More)
Renal-Coloboma syndrome, an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by colobomatous eye defects, vesicoureteral reflux, and abnormal kidneys, results from mutations in PAX2. The purpose of this study was to identify mutations in PAX2 and understand the associated patient phenotypes. We report a severely affected girl and a mildly affected mother and(More)
Although stillbirth is a common event, few programs have previously been established for the comprehensive etiologic investigation of intrauterine death. Fewer still have been prospective, unbiased in ascertainment, and consistent in protocol utilization. The Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program was established in 1983 as a unique model for the(More)